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A 46-year-old male asked:

For last week ive had neck pain and now has gone to my arm and fingers all burning and cant get comfortable unless i put my arm up over my head for a few minutes . ive been to doctor 2 times last week they gave me anti inflammatory, steroids and m?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Neck and arm symptom: I suspect a nerve impingement at the neck vertebrae by a bulging disc or spur. If your neck pain is aggravated or provoked by turning your head toward the affected arm, it makes the diagnosis of nerve impingement more likely. Wear a soft neck collar and consult a neurologist if symptoms persist. Neck xrays and/or neck MRI may be advised.
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